England and Manchester striker Marcus Rashford has exerted pressure on the UK government to reverse their decision to cancel the country’s free school meals voucher system.
In a two-page open letter, the striker urged the UK MPs to “make protecting the lives of some of our most vulnerable a top priority.”
The 22-year-old has become a powerful advocate in combating child poverty. During the COVID-19 lockdown, Rashford, in collaboration with FareShare, a charity organisation, supplied three million food packages to those most in need.
He has vowed to “keep fighting” so that no kid in the United Kingdom “has to worry about where their next meal is coming from.”
Rashford points out that he could have been included in those type of figures while growing up but “due to the selfless actions of my mum, my family, my neighbours, and my coaches, the only stats I’m associated with are goals, appearances and caps. I would be doing myself, my family and my community an injustice if I didn’t stand here today with my voice and my platform and ask you for help.”
The striker has encouraged the public to get in touch with their local MPs by tagging them on Twitter and using #maketheUturn to force the government into a reversal of the policy.
Ellis Ferdinand is the Founder of Education Ghana Media Network ,a parent Company of EducationGhana.net ,an Online Education News Blog and Education Television, an Online Digital Television Channel. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast respectively, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. Awards Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He was adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria.